East Antarctic ice sheet may be losing mass
When I read the following newspaper article, it of course reminded me of yesterdays hackers story about doctored research reports.
Please note the care about taking the alarm out of the published facts very carefully balancing it could be serious but maybe not.
However sup your coffee and enjoy the article for its honesty and fair and balanced reporting. Then please let me know your opinion.
The East Antarctic ice sheet has been losing mass for the last three years, according to an analysis of data from a gravity-measuring satellite mission.
The scientists involved say they are "surprised" by the finding, because the giant East Antarctic sheet, unlike the west, has been thought to be stable.
Other scientists say ice loss could not yet be pinned on climate change, and uncertainties in the data are large.
The US-based team reports its findings in the journal Nature Geoscience.
The data comes from Nasa's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace) mission.
Hope the coffee tasted great...